Sunday, February 24, 2013

THE ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

It is an annual occurrence for us. The anniversary and the anniversary visit to the place we visited on our honeymoon.


It is easy to do because it is only a 25 mile drive to Hamilton Pool, the sunken river bed and grotto. The day today was just as beautiful as it was 45 years ago, when a friend lent us his red triumph Spitfire for the day and we took our first drive into the Texas Hill country.




Did I notice the Agarita, Mahonia trifoliata,  in bloom?


Or the Mexican buckeye, Ungnania speciosa, about to burst into flower.


Surely I saw the the windflower, always the first bloom of the season.


Or was it that I only had eyes for one.

20 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! Hamilton pool looks beautiful. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary this weekend as well:)

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    1. Thanks Steph. happy anniversary to you and your husband too.

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  2. What a wonderful tradition, happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes. It was a lovely day just as our wedding day.

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  3. Happy anniversary!!! You know, I have never been there! I have always wanted to go. Beautiful day for it. I have noticed the Agarita in bloom at the nursery as well- I photographed it Saturday but have not posted it.

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    1. Oh Catherine you need to get out there and at the same time go to Westcave Preserve. I know it is hard for you to take time off from the nursery. On your anniversary maybe.

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  4. What a unique and lovely place to celebrate a special day. Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thanks Lynn. It is a very special place for us.

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  5. Quelle belle lune de miel.
    Amitiés de France

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    1. Hi Jean-Pierre, nice of you to stop by and thanks for your good wishes. I will be returning to your blog to look at some of your lovely roses.

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  6. Happy Anniversary!
    I'm so glad this beautiful place has been preserved. And, you're close enough to celebrate there.

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    1. Thanks Linda. We have been back there so many times on our anniversary and the sun is always shining. Beautiful place.

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  7. Oh, what a beautiful tribute to an anniversary! I bet the plants just bloomed for you two in your love that is always in bloom.

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    1. Linda- Thanks so much for your kind words. Those poor plants are having a tough time this year with no rain but they are still putting on a show.

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  8. Have you really been going back for 45 years? That's terribly romantic! Happy anniversary, you two lovebirds.

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  10. Happy 45th, you great-looking, horticultural couple! Nice tradition for sure. Those plants are moving along fast - same species here not until late March into April!

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  11. Wow, a red Triumph Spitfire and this amazing place -- what an auspicious start to a life together. Congratulations and happy aniversary.

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